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  1. Common nicknames for hospital items.
    This one made me LOL, probably helped along by the fact that I used to work for a construction company! LOL
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  2. So I married a mysophobic...
    In most facilities, you provide and launder your own scrubs. There are some exceptions that are probably pretty universal -- most facilities I've seen provide the scrubs for departments like...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. The best excuses for positive drug screens
    And you don't think it's important to know if your patient (and their baby) is under the influence of drugs?
    Aug 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. The best excuses for positive drug screens
    I wasn't aware that you needed a signed Informed Consent form to ask someone to pee into a cup. I don't know that I've EVER been told EXACTLY what my urine would be screened for at the doctor's...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. I never, ever went to ER when I was a kid
    Been there, done that... IMO, blood coming out of your urinary tract counts as an emergent condition, not something that can wait for an office visit a few days later! And you're certainly not...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. What is so difficult about this question?
    This is an informative video that was shown in my nursing school program a few years ago, and it was very eye-opening for me.... I just never realized just how common these issues really are among...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. What is so difficult about this question?
    My dad is one who doesn't know what meds he's on, but at least he KNOWS he doesn't know what he takes. Mom and I make sure he keeps an updated, typed (handwriting sucks!) list in his wallet at all...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Time to move on
    I have three different clients through different agencies, and they each serve a different purpose for me. One job is pretty brainless and a bit depressing, with large chunks of busy times at...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. Best jobs for nursing students?
    ^^^THIS^^^ I graduated a little over a year ago. My classmates who were already working as a CNA/tech/whatever when they graduated all had RN jobs immediately after graduating. Those of us who...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. I am a nurse, darn it!
    Sorry, but it was very clearly explained that this was a HH situation :
    Aug 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. I am a nurse, darn it!
    Who ever said I'm not getting paid for it (if it ever even happens)????? This is a client that I do home health visits for, not PDN work. So if I ever got called over there to work on a problem,...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. I am a nurse, darn it!
    The client knows to call 911 if there's an emergency or the doctor's office if they can't get in touch with me by phone. They know that I'm working PDN cases also and am not always available. They...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. LPN WA state requirements?
    I would go through an agency, rather than direct-hire. As a direct-hire, you will need liability insurance, malpractice insurance, you'll need to self-pay the employer contribution to your FICA...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. I am a nurse, darn it!
    I work for two different agencies on three different cases (two PDN and one HH), and I've given all of my patients/families my cell phone number. So far, it has been extremely helpful and not...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. Time to Say Good Bye
    What about using transfer mats? Like this one for repositioning/boosting in bed and this one for preventing slipping in the chair?
    Aug 5
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Lie on notes? Don't follow care plan.
    And if we don't take care of ourselves, we can burn out to the point that there won't be any more shifts at all..... better a night off every now and then!
    Aug 1
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. How much personal info do you share with parents?
    This wasn't really a situation where a "nurse" was needed, but rather just someone who was capable of caring for a child with a Mic-Key button. An older child was in a drama production at school,...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. How much personal info do you share with parents?
    Well of COURSE we're making money off their kids.... this is OUR JOB, for crying out loud! This is how we pay our bills, buy our food, and pay for the transportation to get to their house to provide...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. Does pdn count in the "real" nursing world?
    I think it depends on how you sell yourself... The way I see it, PDN / home health involves being autonomous and having critical thinking skills. We have to be able to Macgyver things...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. HELP
    You'll probably get more responses in the LTC forum, where they deal with lots of dementia patients. Off the top of my head, though, I would recommend things like "busy aprons" (with zippers and...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. How much personal info do you share with parents?
    Actually, the comment about Christmas and birthdays makes me think of Jehovah's Witnesses. I do not typically use Wikipedia as a source, but in this instance, the information is sufficient...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. RN documentation dilemma -medicaid
    I'm the primary nurse for my agency for one PDN patient, and I did this month's supervisory visit in combination with my regularly scheduled shift. No way in heck would I have filled out that...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. How much personal info do you share with parents?
    I talk about my son and the fact that he plays hockey (and that I drive him 50 miles one-way to hockey practice), and if they are an animal family, I talk about my two rescued black Labs and their...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. How much orientation should I expect to receive in private duty nursing?
    In my area of SW Michigan, hospitals start around $26-$27, and pediatric PDN (through Medicaid) is $21-$22 for RNs (the LPN rate is lower, but I don't know how low b/c I'm an RN). It's all tied...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b23/ImaHockeyMom/boards/emoticons/spit.gif http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b23/ImaHockeyMom/boards/emoticons/lolabove-1.gif ...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes


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